Bart Kuipers is a hybrid writer and multimedia storyteller from The Netherlands living in Berlin. His latest work is a mixed media poetry installation showcased by Ars Electronica in Austria. His fiction has appeared in magazines in The Netherlands and The United States and his screenplays have been produced for Dutch and German public television.

  • Shared Futures

    Shared Futures

    Visual & Digital Arts – Shared Futures is a multimedia poetry experience that addresses the colonial past between Ghana and The Netherlands. It consists of a mixed media art installation and an AR experience in which poetry, co-created with the local community in Elmina (Ghana), is layered on the walls of Elmina Castle, the oldest…

  • Rabbit Academy

    Rabbit Academy

    Screenwriting – Since 2023 I’m writing episodes for the animation series “Rabbit Academy”. This new children’s series is produced by Akkord Film for KiKa (the children’s television portal of ARD and ZDF.) SWR, NDR, and HR. I’m excited, since it will be my first production in Germany. Inspirationals by Heiko Hentschel / Character Design by…

  • Hybrid Poetry

    Hybrid Poetry

    Creative Writing – Since two years, I’ve been writing and publishing hybrid poems in various shapes and forms in which I explore the parallels between writing code and writing poetry, in form and content as well as in the thought process that precedes the writing. Read my first code poem “Infinite Loop” published in 2022…



    My poem WHAT_IS_LOST was published by Volume Poetry! “What is Lost” is an executable code poem: a poem written in code, readable for non programmers, but executable on the command line of any Linux or Mac OSX computer. The poem reflects on how human minds have been transformed into sources of data collection and have…

  • Shared Futures

    Shared Futures

    The past two months Paul Akrofie and I have been working together on our project Shared Futures in which we seek to decolonize spaces in both Ghana and The Netherlands through community-led digital interventions in order to empower local communities in Elmina and Amsterdam. Last week we organized the Shared Futures Lab workshop in Elmina…

  • Founding Lab part 2

    Founding Lab part 2

    Very excited to be a part of the Founding Lab Fall Term of the Institute of Digital Sciences Austria (IDSA) and Ars Electronica. Together with 24 peers, 21 fellows, facilitators, members of the Ars Electronica Future Lab, and other inspiring people I will be exploring and creating new work on the social, political, and technical…

  • Interview for Ars Electronica

    Interview for Ars Electronica

    During the Ars Electronica Festival I had the chance to interview Taiwanese artist Chiaochi Chou about her work “Synplant” that she presented in the Becoming Different exhibition, a part of the Gardens Exhibition, curated by the Yasuaki Kakehi Lab and The University of Tokyo (JP). Photo: Read the interview here

  • Founding Lab

    Founding Lab

    I’m proud to be a part of the summer school of the FOUNDING LAB this year in Linz, Austria: “a collaborative effort between the Institute of Digital Sciences Austria (IDSA) and Ars Electronica. Its aim is to identify, develop, and present new areas, approaches, and formats that address the challenges of digital transformation. “ As a…

  • Augmented Poetry: “The Machine Who”

    Augmented Poetry: “The Machine Who”

    I’ve created the first prototype of an augmented poem: poetry with a layer of augmented reality(AR) that alters the meaning of the text. A poem, projected on a wall, or printed in a book, or displayed on a monitor, can be viewed through a smartphone where blanks left in the original text are filled in,…

  • infinite_loop


    My code poem infinite_loop was published by Volume Poetry Read it here, and check out the latest edition of Volume, volume 3 issue 1!

  • Robots Reloaded

    Robots Reloaded

    Together with visual artist and designer Omer Polak, I worked on the Robots Feast, a show of 50 robots, dancing a choreography, interacting, and serving food to a hungry audience at the Martini Festival. The work was a continuation of Omer’s early Dancing Dishes installation presented at the LaZuz design exhibition in 2019 and again…

  • My interview with Chad Davidson on AGNI’s blog

    My interview with Chad Davidson on AGNI’s blog

    For literary magazine AGNI, located in Boston, I interviewed author and poet Chad Davidson about his contribution for AGNI magazine 86, “Mutatis Mutandis” (read it here)

  • The Apple Core

    The Apple Core

    “The Apple Core” (in Dutch “Het Klokhuis”) is an institute of Dutch children’s television and has been aired every week-day since 1988. Each episode is a mini-documentary about any topic that might be of interest for children between seven and twelve, from extraterrestrial life to bullying in school to medieval sword forging. The three parts…

  • Teaching in India

    Teaching in India

    This year, like last year, I will teach the course “Creative Writing” at the UPES School for Design. We will focus on storytelling for designers of the master Graphic Design. The course is a collaboration between The University of Europe and UPES India.

  • Studio Smartass

    Studio Smartass

    From 2016 to 2021 I was a staff writer on the Dutch children’s live action show Studio Smartass (in Dutch “Studio Snugger”). In a glamorous show format, complete with lit staircase, and smoking, scientific concepts are examined by experts who sometimes seem to be way out there, and sometimes seem to talk complete nonsense. But…